Here's a slightly different sort of distracted driving.

Over in North Carolina, buoys are being installed in a stretch of Lake Norman along Interstate 77 in an effort to reduce traffic slow-ups in the area. The problem? As the weather gets warmer, boaters are docking along the stretch where the water meets the highway, and local women are reportedly showing their breasts to drivers as they pass by. We don't need to tell you why that's a distraction.

According to a report by Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC, the buoys would prevent boaters from docking in this area, thus preventing drivers from getting an eyeful and becoming distracted behind the wheel. Scroll down to watch the full safe-for-work video report.



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      rmt_1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, if one going to be distracted while driving, I can't think of a more pleasant reason to be distracted. Definitely better than one of those annoying electronic billboards, unless they start displaying a live video feed of the lake.
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 2 Years Ago
      A far better distraction than cell phones...
      Scott
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a victimless crime.
      Robert Fahey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Make it a toll road and balance the state budget in a week.
      ChrisH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pics or it didn't happen
      al4gg10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those are safety devices used for floatation purposes !
      MikeInNC
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live about 2 miles from this bridge. I need to start crossing it more often.
      StunGod
      • 2 Years Ago
      I commute past this point every day, and drive past it a bunch on weekends. Traffic does slow down there in the summer when the boats are out, but it's not boobies. Or at least mostly not boobies. It's just the only place on the interstate where you can get a good view of the lake, and it's a great view. You can see a couple of miles across the biggest part of Lake Norman, and on a nice day you'll see probably 100 boats. It's a really nice view, and people just slow down there. I moved here 7 years ago, and every year they talk about the same distraction. If they were serious about it, they would put up a wall. Until that happens, it's just something for the local news and grouchy commuters to talk about. But feel free to run the story again next year. The local news will.
        Klep
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StunGod
        You know what makes a really nice view even better?
        carnut0913
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StunGod
        I live in Mooresville and truly, its just the lake. Its worse during snowbird migrations than in the summer. The baring happens like once a year there. But there is nice scenery in the summer from better vantage pts
        flynnhadskeath
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StunGod
        One of the reasons I love this site it that when ever there is a story about a specific place there are always people on here from that area ready to comment and give us perspective.
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I used to live in Charlotte. Traffic on I-77 is going to be bad around Lake Norman whether they're boobs being flashed or not.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boobie pics or it didn't happen
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Buzzkill.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      some men just want to watch the world burn
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